Annual Precipitation Average - 47.88 inches, 14th
wettest in U.S.
Tornado Average - 3.0 per year - 35th most in the
Largest reported Tornado in Massachusetts from 1950-2011, 6/9/1953 - 900 yards / .51 miles wide
Date with highest number of reported Tornadoes in Masachusetts from 1950-2011, June 1st - 8 tornadoes
Average time of occurrence of reported Tornadoes in Massachusetts from 1950-2011 - 3:29 pm
Massachusetts Annual Lightning Density - 3.2 flashes per square mile - 36th highest in U.S.
Record Driest year in Massachusettsfrom 1895-2012 - 1965, avg precipitation 28.73 inches
Record Wettest year inMassachusettsfrom 1895-2012 - 2008, avg precipitation 62.19 inches
location ranked by lowest annual average precipitation:
Nantucket, southeastern Massachusetts, 37.43"
location ranked by highest annual average precipitation:
Chester, southwestern Massachusetts, 61.65"
location ranked by highest annual average snowfall:
West Cunningham, west central Massachusetts, 85.0"
precipitation maximum for 24 hours - Westfield,
southwestern Massachusetts, 8/18-19/1955, 18.15"
precipitation maximum for 1 year - New Salem,
central Massachusetts, 1996, 76.49"
snow maximum for 24 hours - Worcester, central
Massachusetts, 3/31-4/1/1997, 33.0"
snow maximum for 1 season - Monroe, northwestern
Massachusetts, 1892, 1893, 162.0"
01/22/2005 a major winter snowstorm, nicknamed the "Blizzard
of 2005", affected the Northeastern United States. More than
one foot of snow covered much of southern New England in the storm's
aftermath, with well over two feet in some areas of Massachusetts
receives about the same amount of rainfall each month and as a result, Massachusetts
averages precipitation once every three days
Each winter, Boston
averages 35 days with one inch or more of snow cover on the ground